UnderGround Forums
 

MotorGround >> jeep commander thoughts

| Share | Email | Subscribe | Check IPs

5/3/07 10:32 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 03-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5432
 
I am still looking for a vehicle. I was considering the f150 supercrew or the sport trac. I have decided they are to small. I have a 1 year old and need a vehicle that I can do family trips in. I also want 4x4 option - living in new england - I have to have 4x4. I like the look of the commander and it seems to have plenty of room. do you guys have any opinions on the commander? would you recommend something else? I don't want to spend over 35K. I want an American vehicle with decent gas milage (17 - 25 mpg).
5/3/07 5:20 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
johnnypayne
53 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 03-May-07
Member Since: 05/22/2002
Posts: 10400
Apparently it's pretty decent, though I'd only have the euro model with the v6 diesel
5/6/07 5:10 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Pig Bun
262 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 06-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 1811
LMAO at getting EVEN CLOSE to 17mpg with any large 4x4 gasoline vehicle. Jeep Liberty diesel probably would not give you a true 17avg. Anything larger/gasoline will just be worse. Honda Ridgeline is made in the US (fyi, the Ford is probably either Canadian or Mexican) and MIGHT come close to that mpg.
5/6/07 7:49 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jbapk
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 06-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 5707
The Commander is listed at 15-19 as its mileage. You're probably going to want a V6 or 4 banger for the 17-25, not a V8.
5/7/07 10:06 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 07-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5445
I can accept 15 mpg. I checked it out over the weekend and the commander is smaller inside than i expected. It almost seems smaller than the cherokee. "LMAO at getting EVEN CLOSE to 17mpg with any large 4x4 gasoline vehicle." the 4.7l gets 15 - 19 mpg - so it is in the range i am looking for.
5/7/07 11:55 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Grappledog
4 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 07-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 2042

I've driven a Commander as a weekly rental on two occasions, and I was close to buying one before I eventually bought my Cadillac SRX.  My two rentals had the V-6.  I averaged 15 MPG for the week each time with the V-6.  It's so underpowered with the V-6 that you really have to put your foot into it to drive normally.  (I almost bought the Commander with the Hemi because it actually has some power.)

2006 Commanders are being sold at huge discounts these days.  If you can find one, you should be able to get a 2006 for about $10k off the MSRP.

5/7/07 2:40 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Grappledog
4 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 07-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 2045

Note: the 15 MPG I posted above are mostly highway miles, which makes it all the worse! :)

Still, I like the Commander. 

5/12/07 3:04 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Pig Bun
262 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 12-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 1822
Those are the "rated" mpgs. "rated" means going 55mph with the a/c off. In real world driving, if you average the lower number, you'll be lucky. Find a forum for the vehicles you are considering, lurk around and you'll see what sort of mpg's it REALLY gets.
5/12/07 4:42 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
big_slacker
29 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 12-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 12964
"I was considering the f150 supercrew or the sport trac. I have decided they are to small." Jesus man, how big is that 1 year old! LOL! All the 'foreign' cars are made here in america anyway. So you can feel patriotic about buying any gas guzzling middle east oil baron feeding vehicle you want.
5/14/07 9:02 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 14-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5486
"So you can feel patriotic about buying any gas guzzling middle east oil baron feeding vehicle you want." LOL, I want an american car cause they are cheap to fix. I own an A4 that breaks all the time and it is so expensive to repair.
5/14/07 9:15 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 14-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5487
"Jesus man, how big is that 1 year old! LOL!'" You have no idea how much shit you need to bring with you when you have a toddler. When we go to the beach we bring enough stuff to have a tag sale.
5/14/07 10:18 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jacketwrestler
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 14-May-07
Member Since: 03/21/2003
Posts: 5076
"LOL, I want an american car cause they are cheap to fix. I own an A4 that breaks all the time and it is so expensive to repair." In all seriousness, if this is your worry go for a Toyota 4runner or Sequoia. We have 3 4runners all with the 4.7L V8 in our family, the 2wd gets 22 mpg highway and the 4x4 gets 20 mpg highway, not sure about the sequoia. 0 problems thus far, highest mileage one being 76K, but that's just the break-in period for these proven engines. Did I also mention their cult-like following for their 4x4 capabilities, and they're relatively fast also.. Im thinking 0-60 in 7.5 and 1/4-mile 16.0 or so, but do your research. If something were to go wrong years down the line, toyota parts are not that much more expensive than domestic vehicles. Ok, enough advertising.
5/15/07 10:24 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 15-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5496
I love the 4 runner and that is also in the running.
5/18/07 4:59 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
big_slacker
29 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 18-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 12979
My buddy sold his A4 because of the outrageous repair bills. They are nice cars though, I owned a 2000 model and never had a problem But then again I sold it with 24k miles on it. ;) The runner is awesome. My parents have a 2000 model I think? Plenty of space, comfy for road trips, and just bulletproof. Basic maintenance and that is it. My parents aren't known for keeping their cars up, I guess that is why they both drive toyotas. They are so tolerant to abuse.
5/21/07 9:44 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 21-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5510
I ended up buying a commander. They had an 2006 with 180 miles on it. I ended up getting it for $22,000. I pick it up today, I am psyched. I test drove the 4runner and I loved it but the wife hated it. Also, it was gonna cost me about 35K and I didn't want to spend that much. We ended up trading in the A4 which was about to die. The check engine light has been on for a year and the error code states that the engine is running lean. My mechanic replaced every hose on the engine and it still wouldn't go off. The latest thing is that the car billows smoke when it is idling. The car also has about half the power as it used to - so I am happy to get rid of that piece of shit. My payment is about 25$ less now which is also good.
5/21/07 1:55 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Mark1
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 21-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 24511
My friend had an A4 that never had less than 3 lights lit on the dashboard. Mark
5/30/07 7:45 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
THATSCRAPTASTIC
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 30-May-07
Member Since: 12/06/2003
Posts: 1035
The jeep commander's styling is 'H3 wannabe' IMO I would look into the H3 if you want something a little different.
5/30/07 9:59 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 30-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5540
"I would look into the H3 if you want something a little different" they are giving the h3's away around here. they are very common not to mention slow as shit and come with a 5 cyl. I think the commander looks a lot better plus is a much better ride, on and off road. I got a good deal on the vehicle and I am happy as shit. I took it mud bogging with 2 cherokees and I was impressed with its low end 4x4 power - it was a blast. we plowed through quagmiers like we were going through puddles. The only thing that I didn't like about it was when I had to wash it - it took hours to get that big bastard clean. I am plaining on upgrading the air intake and exhaust. Maybe lift it down the road. I will definetly be adding some exterior mods on to my bday and xmas list.
5/30/07 11:13 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
THATSCRAPTASTIC
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 30-May-07 11:18 PM
Member Since: 12/06/2003
Posts: 1036
"they are giving the h3's away around here. they are very common not to mention slow as shit and come with a 5 cyl. I think the commander looks a lot better plus is a much better ride, on and off road." the jeep is only 1 second quicker 0-60 than the H3 and thats the Jeep with the Hemi. you liking the looks better is subjective. i personally think the jeep is trying its best to look like a hummer and failing miserably. as far as much better ride - did you honestly test drive both and compare? i test drove the H3 and I found the ride, surprisingly, pretty impressive. the H3 had a smooth ride, impressive cornering and adaquate power. the H3 interior w/ the luxery package is 10 X nicer than that placticy jeep interior IMO
5/31/07 2:36 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
mad tiger
2 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 31-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 5025
after driving my pops 5cyl 4x4 Canyon Im glad I didnt go with an H3. Just way to under powered. MY tundra on the other hand :-)
5/31/07 9:23 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
THATSCRAPTASTIC
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 31-May-07
Member Since: 12/06/2003
Posts: 1037
the 2007 H3 has an updated engine. more power.
5/31/07 9:27 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
jkkazmier
18 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 31-May-07
Member Since: 03/28/2002
Posts: 5541
"i personally think the jeep is trying its best to look like a hummer and failing miserably." actually, hummer is copy the jeeps. the commander was made to look like the old wagoners. I did test drive the both vehicles and the h3 felt real slow. I thought the h3 cabin was cool but noisy. If you get the JC in the limited style - it ownes the h3 luxury package - but thats my opinion. I didn't want a luxury car - just something good in the snow with some off road ability. It meets my needs. I think the H3 is cool but just not for me. They are a dime a dozen around here. I have owned 3 jeeps in my life so i am a little biased. The 4 runner is a beast. I will own one before I die.

| Share | Email | Subscribe | Check IPs

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.